January 8, 2022
On December 8, 2021, Thunderkick announced a vibrant, feel-good experience via the Fortune Cats Golden Stacks. In this game, all you need is the lucky Golden Cat to win wealth and fortune. This online slot comes with mystery symbols, a bonus game, and Golden stacks to help players achieve this. The maximum win potential? 2,500x the initial stake!
The first impression of this game is that Thunderkick moves away from its mythological and beasty themes. Instead, this cartoonish game embraces a cuter and hilarious theme, targeting anime fans with a playful side. So, if you’re one of the targeted audience, then keep reading.
Fortune Cats Golden Stacks is played on a 5x4 gameboard with up to 40 fixed paylines. Here, players can create a winning combo by matching 3, 4, or 5 icons adjacently across the reels, from left to right. You can also land two golden cat symbols to register a win.
Speaking of winning symbols, the card ranks are the lowest-paying symbols. They are followed by the lanterns, calabashes, koi carp, and the waving golden cats. As expected, the golden cat is the premium symbol, paying 0.4, 1, 2.5, and 7.5x the stake for landing 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively.
This game also features the wild symbols that can appear anywhere on reels 2 to 5, replacing all standard symbols bar the scatters. And, of course, landing the scatters triggers the bonus spins, as you’ll see later in this discussion.
Unfortunately, not much action happens during the base game of this online slot. That’s because apart from the Mystery Symbols feature, there are only Free Spins and Golden Stacks features. Fast forward, the Mystery symbols can land anywhere during the bonus game or base game. The symbol can then transform itself and another random symbol into the premium golden cat. This doesn’t include the scatters and the wilds.
If this doesn’t satisfy your thirst to win, try to land at least three scatters to trigger up to 10 free spins. It doesn’t spot there. Landing additional scatters during the bonus game opens up more active game areas and paylines.
Here is what you stand to get:
Remember that you can always unlock more areas after starting with one or two. Also, each game area gives two additional bonus spins, and each scatter gives a single bonus spin.
Meantime, the Golden Stacks feature triggers if any of the five reels are fully occupied by the golden cats. The reel in question is then cloned and added to the following reels on other game areas.
Fortune Cats Golden Stacks is a medium volatility online slot with “adjustable” RTP settings. Yes, that’s what you’ll get from most online slots these days. The RTP can start relatively low at 90.41% and 92.14%. This can increase to 94.14% and 96.14%.
As for the minimum and maximum bet limits, budget players can use as little as 0.10 credits to spin the reels. On the other side, high rollers can use up to 100 credits. If it’s your lucky day, you can walk away with the maximum prize of 2,500x the initial bet.
Most fans of Thunderkick slots will find the theme of this game a bit awkward but exciting. The gameplay is a bit dry, with nothing innovative per se. In short, this game targets laid-back and not-so-ambitious players.
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